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lay·er

 (lā′ər)
n.
1.
a. One that lays: a tile layer.
b. A hen kept for laying eggs.
2.
a. A single thickness of a material covering a surface or forming an overlying part or segment: a layer of dust on the windowsill; a cake with four layers.
b. A usually horizontal deposit or expanse; a stratum: layers of sedimentary rock; a layer of warm air.
c. A depth or level: a poem with several layers of meaning.
3. Botany A stem that is covered with soil for rooting while still part of the living plant.
4. An item of clothing worn over or under another.
v. lay·ered, lay·er·ing, lay·ers
v.tr.
1. To divide or form into layers: layered gravel and charcoal to make a filter.
2. To cut (hair) into different, usually overlapping lengths.
3. Botany To propagate (a plant) by means of a layer.
4. To wear (clothing) in layers.
v.intr.
1. To form or come apart as layers.
2. Botany To take root as a result of layering.

layer

(ˈleɪə)
n
1. a thickness of some homogeneous substance, such as a stratum or a coating on a surface
2. (Environmental Science) one of four or more levels of vegetation defined in ecological studies: the ground or moss layer, the field or herb layer, the shrub layer, and one or more tree layers
3. (Animals) a laying hen
4. (Horticulture) horticulture
a. a shoot or branch rooted during layering
b. a plant produced as a result of layering
vb
5. to form or make a layer of (something)
6. (Horticulture) to take root or cause to take root by layering
[C14 leyer, legger, from lay1 + -er1]

lay•er

(ˈleɪ ər)
n.
1. a thickness of some material laid on or spread over a surface: a layer of soot on the window sill; two layers of paint.
2. bed; stratum: alternating layers of basalt and sandstone.
3. a person or thing that lays: a carpet layer.
4. a hen kept for egg production.
5. one of several items of clothing worn one on top of the other.
6. a shoot or twig that is induced to root while still attached to the living stock, as by bending and covering with soil.
7. a person or thing that lays.
v.t.
8. to make a layer of.
9. to form or arrange in layers.
10. to arrange or wear (clothing) in layers: to layer a vest over a blouse.
11. to propagate by layering.
v.i.
12. to separate into or form layers.
13. (of a garment) to permit of wearing in layers; be used in layering.
[1350–1400; Middle English leyer, legger. See lay1, -er1]

Layer

 a substance or things grouped together and lying between two other horizontal strata. See also pocket.

layer


Past participle: layered
Gerund: layering

Imperative
layer
layer
Present
I layer
you layer
he/she/it layers
we layer
you layer
they layer
Preterite
I layered
you layered
he/she/it layered
we layered
you layered
they layered
Present Continuous
I am layering
you are layering
he/she/it is layering
we are layering
you are layering
they are layering
Present Perfect
I have layered
you have layered
he/she/it has layered
we have layered
you have layered
they have layered
Past Continuous
I was layering
you were layering
he/she/it was layering
we were layering
you were layering
they were layering
Past Perfect
I had layered
you had layered
he/she/it had layered
we had layered
you had layered
they had layered
Future
I will layer
you will layer
he/she/it will layer
we will layer
you will layer
they will layer
Future Perfect
I will have layered
you will have layered
he/she/it will have layered
we will have layered
you will have layered
they will have layered
Future Continuous
I will be layering
you will be layering
he/she/it will be layering
we will be layering
you will be layering
they will be layering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been layering
you have been layering
he/she/it has been layering
we have been layering
you have been layering
they have been layering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been layering
you will have been layering
he/she/it will have been layering
we will have been layering
you will have been layering
they will have been layering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been layering
you had been layering
he/she/it had been layering
we had been layering
you had been layering
they had been layering
Conditional
I would layer
you would layer
he/she/it would layer
we would layer
you would layer
they would layer
Past Conditional
I would have layered
you would have layered
he/she/it would have layered
we would have layered
you would have layered
they would have layered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.layer - single thickness of usually some homogeneous substancelayer - single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance; "slices of hard-boiled egg on a bed of spinach"
artefact, artifact - a man-made object taken as a whole
backing, mount - something forming a back that is added for strengthening
blanket - a layer of lead surrounding the highly reactive core of a nuclear reactor
row, course - (construction) a layer of masonry; "a course of bricks"
cushion - the layer of air that supports a hovercraft or similar vehicle
interlayer - a layer placed between other layers
laminate - a sheet of material made by bonding two or more sheets or layers
lift - one of the layers forming the heel of a shoe or boot
overlay - a layer of decorative material (such as gold leaf or wood veneer) applied over a surface
ply - (usually in combinations) one of several layers of cloth or paper or wood as in plywood
tier - one of two or more layers one atop another; "tier upon tier of huge casks"; "a three-tier wedding cake"
wall - a layer of material that encloses space; "the walls of the cylinder were perforated"; "the container's walls were blue"
2.layer - a relatively thin sheetlike expanse or region lying over or under another
region, part - the extended spatial location of something; "the farming regions of France"; "religions in all parts of the world"; "regions of outer space"
stratum - one of several parallel layers of material arranged one on top of another (such as a layer of tissue or cells in an organism or a layer of sedimentary rock)
asthenosphere - the lower layer of the crust
chromosphere - a gaseous layer of the sun's atmosphere (extending from the photosphere to the corona) that is visible during a total eclipse of the sun
crust, Earth's crust - the outer layer of the Earth
exosphere - the outermost atmospheric layer
hydrosphere - the watery layer of the earth's surface; includes water vapor
geosphere, lithosphere - the solid part of the earth consisting of the crust and outer mantle
lower mantle - the deeper part of the mantle
mantle - the layer of the earth between the crust and the core
mesosphere - the atmospheric layer between the stratosphere and the thermosphere
ozone layer, ozonosphere - a layer in the stratosphere (at approximately 20 miles) that contains a concentration of ozone sufficient to block most ultraviolet radiation from the sun
stratosphere - the atmospheric layer between the troposphere and the mesosphere
Earth's surface, surface - the outermost level of the land or sea; "earthquakes originate far below the surface"; "three quarters of the Earth's surface is covered by water"
thermosphere - the atmospheric layer between the mesosphere and the exosphere
tropopause - the region of discontinuity between the troposphere and the stratosphere
troposphere - the lowest atmospheric layer; from 4 to 11 miles high (depending on latitude)
upper mantle - the upper part of the mantle
cell wall - a rigid layer of polysaccharides enclosing the membrane of plant and prokaryotic cells; maintains the shape of the cell and serves as a protective barrier
snow - a layer of snowflakes (white crystals of frozen water) covering the ground
3.layer - an abstract place usually conceived as having depth; "a good actor communicates on several levels"; "a simile has at least two layers of meaning"; "the mind functions on many strata simultaneously"
place - an abstract mental location; "he has a special place in my thoughts"; "a place in my heart"; "a political system with no place for the less prominent groups"
4.layer - a hen that lays eggs
biddy, hen - adult female chicken
5.layer - thin structure composed of a single thickness of cells
blastoderm, blastodisc, germinal area, germinal disc - a layer of cells on the inside of the blastula
hypodermis - layer of cells that secretes the chitinous cuticle in e.g. arthropods
anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure - a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure"
Verb1.layer - make or form a layer; "layer the different colored sands"
shape, mould, mold, form, forge, work - make something, usually for a specific function; "She molded the rice balls carefully"; "Form cylinders from the dough"; "shape a figure"; "Work the metal into a sword"

layer

noun
1. covering, film, cover, sheet, coating, coat, blanket, mantle, dusting A fresh layer of snow covered the street.
2. tier, level, seam, stratum Critics and the public puzzle out the layers of meaning in his photos.
Translations
دَجاجَه بَيّاضَهطَبَقَةٌطَبَقَهيُرَتِّبُ في طَبَقات
слои
capa
vrstvanosniceudělat plastický účes
laglæggelægge i laglægger
kerroskerrostumamunituskana
sloj
rétegrétegesen vágrétegez
lagleggja í lögvarphæna
nosnicaurobiť plastický účes
sloj
lager
ชั้น
tabakayumurtlayan tavukkatkat yapmakkatlamak
tầng

layer

[ˈleɪəʳ]
A. N
1. (gen) → capa f (Geol) → estrato m (Agr) → acodo m
2. (= hen) → gallina f ponedora
to be a good layerser buena ponedora
the best layerla más ponedora
B. VT
1. (Culin) [+ vegetables, pasta, pancakes] → poner en capas
2. (Agr) → acodar

layer

[ˈleɪər]
n
[dust, snow] → couche f
a layer of dust → une couche de poussière
A fresh layer of snow covered the street → Une couche de neige fraîche recouvrait la rue.
[ingredient, sauce] → couche f
[clothing] → couche f
[meaning] → couche f
deeper layers of meaning → les couches de sens plus profondes
vt (= put in layers) → disposer en couches

layer

n
Schicht f (also Geol), → Lage f; to arrange the vegetables in layersdas Gemüse schichten; we climbed through layer upon layer of cloudwir stiegen durch eine Wolkenschicht nach der anderen auf; the cake was covered with layer upon layer of chocolateder Kuchen war mit vielen Schokoladenschichten überzogen; several layers of clothingmehrere Kleidungsstücke übereinander; to put in layers (hairdresser)die Haare stufen
(Hort) → Ableger m
(= hen)Legehenne f
vt
(Hort) → absenken
hairabstufen
vegetables etcschichten

layer

[ˈle/ɛ7əʳ] nstrato

lay1

(lei) past tense, past participle laid (leid) verb
1. to place, set or put (down), often carefully. She laid the clothes in a drawer / on a chair; He laid down his pencil; She laid her report before the committee.
2. to place in a lying position. She laid the baby on his back.
3. to put in order or arrange. She went to lay the table for dinner; to lay one's plans / a trap.
4. to flatten. The animal laid back its ears; The wind laid the corn flat.
5. to cause to disappear or become quiet. to lay a ghost / doubts.
6. (of a bird) to produce (eggs). The hen laid four eggs; My hens are laying well.
7. to bet. I'll lay five pounds that you don't succeed.
ˈlayer noun
1. a thickness or covering. The ground was covered with a layer of snow; There was a layer of clay a few feet under the ground.
2. something which lays, especially a hen. a good layer.
verb
to put, cut or arrange in layers. She had her hair layered by the hairdresser.
ˈlayabout noun
a lazy, idle person.
ˈlay-byplural ˈlay-bys noun
especially in Britain, a short extra part at the side of a road for people to stop their cars in, out of the way of the traffic.
ˈlayout noun
the manner in which something is displayed or laid out. the layout of the building.
laid up
ill in bed. When I caught flu, I was laid up for a fortnight.
lay aside
to put away or to one side, especially to be used or dealt with at a later time. She laid the books aside for later use.
lay bare
to show clearly; to expose to view. They dug up the road and laid bare the water-pipe; Shy people don't like to lay bare their feelings.
lay by
to put away for future use. She laid by a store of tinned vegetables.
lay down
1. to give up. They laid down their arms; The soldiers laid down their lives in the cause of peace.
2. to order or instruct. The rule book lays down what should be done in such a case.
3. to store. My father laid down a good stock of wine which I am now drinking.
lay (one's) hands on
1. to find or be able to obtain. I wish I could lay (my) hands on that book!
2. to catch. The police had been trying to lay hands on the criminal for months.
lay in
to get and store a supply of. I've laid in an extra stock of drinks for Christmas.
lay low
to make ill. I was laid low by flu, just before my exams.
lay off
to dismiss (employees) temporarily. Because of a shortage of orders, the firm has laid off a quarter of its workforce.
lay on
to provide. The staff laid on a tea party for the pupils.
lay out
1. to arrange over a wide area (especially according to a plan). He was the architect who laid out the public gardens.
2. to spread so as to be easily seen. He laid out the contents of the box on the table.
3. to knock unconscious.
4. to spend (money).
5. to prepare (a dead body) to be buried.
lay up
1. to keep or store. We laid up a good supply of apples this year from our own trees.
2. to put (a ship) out of use in a dock.
lay waste
to make (a piece of land) into barren country by burning and plundering.

lay needs an object and has laid as its past tense and past participle: He (had) laid his book down ; He will be laying his proposals before the committee tomorrow .
lie takes no object and has lying as its present participle, lay as its past tense and lain as its past participle: Please lie down ; He lay down ; He had lain there for hours .
lie , to be untruthful, has lying as its present participle, and lied as its past tense and past participle: She (has always) lied about her age .

layer

طَبَقَةٌ vrstva lag Schicht στρώση capa kerros couche sloj strato laag lag warstwa camada слой lager ชั้น katman tầng

lay·er

n. capa, estrato.

layer

n capa; layers of the skin..capas de la piel
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